01 May, 2007

blogging

From Mahmood's Den...
"I loved what the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs in the UAE, Dr. Anwar Gergash said in response to a question by the moderator which he laid out how blogs should be regarded as far as laws are concerned and that is the traditional press should use the strictest rules of journalistic ethics, a little bit more leeway should be given to TV and radio, while blogs should be the least controlled, and their owners most certainly should not be chased with libel lawsuits.

Why? He explained that theory specifically well which demonstrates his deep understanding of new media in general and his preparedness to accept criticism. He said that there should be a separation between news and opinions; news must be reported with full journalist ethics as the cascading effects of reporting incorrect news might have some adverse reactions; while in the case of opinions and comments, those should be regarded as the essence of freedom of expression and their instigators should be left alone. I suspect he also holds the opinion that if someone takes umbrage with those opinions, then they should be resolved by posting a response to that opinion or comment, or even creating a blog and posting their competing thoughts on that.

Dr. Gergash says that he follows blogs as he gets the raw information from them, rather than the editor doctored content from the traditional main stream media. He says that if there are 4 television stations in a country and maybe 30 newspapers, there are more than 500 blogs in that country possibly and if those 500 bloggers are talking about a unique particular subject then that has weight and indicates the unadulterated feeling on the street. Something that you cannot get from traditional media."
-- from here

4 comments:

Salty Sailor said...

omg

grub > LILO said...

Well here is an O P I N I O N Minister of Labour Dr Ali Bin Abdullah Al Ka'abi said [...]"I congratulate all those workers who through dedication and efforts contribute to the economic boom and growth of this country," said Al Ka'abi. "Under the directives of the UAE leadership we aim to provide continuous support for the workforce in the country by protecting their rights,"[...]
And to follow up on that he has decreed [via GulfNews that - "Workers will be honored in the UAE on May Day from next year".

Next year ? Why not today, its the 1st of May

IMO the minister is ____________ .

B.D. said...

Wow (in regard to the orininal post), that is really forward thinking. Are we as bloggers up to the task? If someone in such a position has this much respect for the blogger, then perhaps we should be more responsible and reflective in what we do.

Anonymous said...

IS THIS DAY GOING TO BE FOR THE LOWER MIDDLE CLASS RESIDENTS, BECUASE ALL EXPATRIATES HERE ARE CONCIDRED TO BE A WORKING FORCE,SO THERE ALL PART OF THE LABOR ISSUE.

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